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London EC1Y 1AT
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 20 7584 5033

Alex Leikikh

Alex Leikikh

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Naomi Troni

Naomi Troni

Global Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe Group

Phone: (+44) 7540 964 758

James Fox

James Fox

Global Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Group
Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Jose Miguel Sokoloff

President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
Hugh Doherty

Hugh Doherty

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, MullenLowe Group
Helen Bell

Helen Bell

Unilever Chief Operating Officer, MullenLowe Group
Vincent Digonnet

Vincent Digonnet

APAC Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Francisco Samper

Francisco Samper

President, MullenLowe Group Latin America & Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe SSP3

Phone: (+44) 1 605-8000

Anthony Hopper

Anthony Hopper

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Open
John Moore

John Moore

Global President, MullenLowe Mediahub
Aaron Reitkopf

Aaron Reitkopf

Global Chairman, Mullenlowe Profero
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe U.S.

Phone: (+44) +1 4247386700

Mark Wenneker

Mark Wenneker

Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe U.S.
Jeremy Hine

Jeremy Hine

CEO, MullenLowe Group UK

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Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, SEO, Web Design, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Media Buying/Planning, Corporate Communication, Recruitment/Motivation, Crisis Communication, Public Affairs, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 1981

Employees: 6400

Awards: 778

Creative Work: 274

Clients: 53

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Mobile, Social Media, E-Commerce, SEO, Web Design, Shopper Marketing/Point of Sale/Sales promotion, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Experiential, Branded Content/Entertainment, Marketing Technologies/Analytics, Media Buying/Planning, Corporate Communication, Recruitment/Motivation, Crisis Communication, Public Affairs, Events/Sponsoring, Branding/Celebrity endorsement, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 1981

Employees: 6400

Awards: 778

Creative Work: 274

Clients: 53

MullenLowe Group


London EC1Y 1AT
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 20 7584 5033
Alex Leikikh

Alex Leikikh

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Naomi Troni

Naomi Troni

Global Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe Group

Phone: (+44) 7540 964 758

James Fox

James Fox

Global Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Group
Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Jose Miguel Sokoloff

President of MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
Hugh Doherty

Hugh Doherty

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer, MullenLowe Group
Helen Bell

Helen Bell

Unilever Chief Operating Officer, MullenLowe Group
Vincent Digonnet

Vincent Digonnet

APAC Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group
Francisco Samper

Francisco Samper

President, MullenLowe Group Latin America & Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe SSP3

Phone: (+44) 1 605-8000

Anthony Hopper

Anthony Hopper

Global Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Open
John Moore

John Moore

Global President, MullenLowe Mediahub
Aaron Reitkopf

Aaron Reitkopf

Global Chairman, Mullenlowe Profero
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe U.S.

Phone: (+44) +1 4247386700

Mark Wenneker

Mark Wenneker

Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe U.S.
Jeremy Hine

Jeremy Hine

CEO, MullenLowe Group UK

The Art Of Thrival

I walked into work today listening to a podcast with Bob Iger, the Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. A fascinating man whose career would make any aspiring leader envious, I was taken by two particular areas he talked to. The first was the Japanese philosophy, kaizen 改善, or the relentless pursuit of unattainable perfection. Many of you may know what this is but it was an enlightening concept for me. Over the years, ‘trying hard’ (or as Dr Tim Cantopher calls it, ‘the curse of the strong’) has been both a North Star and a Black Hole in my career. Iger talked about this phenomenon in the positive sense, that it wasn’t about trying to be a perfectionist, but rather that accepting a mediocre state of play isn’t doing you or your colleagues any favours. It’s not delightful to coast and it doesn’t inspire those looking up to you. The second point he covered was the concept of fearlessness and how he felt blessed with an inability to feel fear. He is convinced that it is this, together with his belief that you can’t lead if you’re a pessimist, that has helped him succeed in his career.

This World Mental Health Day (WMHD), I’m struck by how pessimism, fear and the curse of trying too hard have all contributed to my struggle with mental wellbeing over the years. The magical ingredients sprinkled on Bob Iger’s brain sadly haven’t reached mine. Enter years of learning coping mechanisms to try be more glass half full around my colleagues, to not beat myself up when I fail, and to cope with fear: the fear of putting myself into extrovert situations day in and day out when I’d much rather hide.

When MullenLowe salt’s social mission team – whose purpose it is to drive positive change in the mental health among our employees and beyond – sat down to talk about what we’d do to celebrate WMHD, we landed on the topic of ‘certain uncertainty’. You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice that the new normal is change every day; at work, in politics, or indeed to our physical environment. We talked about how unsettling this can be for salties (as we affectionately call our colleagues) to feel their once solid ground shaken, to not instinctively know the answers or how to cope when every day seems to bring nothing but change.

In this climate, clients are understandably becoming more short-term in their financial commitments with agencies. The result is more short-term project than long-term retainer work, which can be exciting and refreshing to the optimistic, but to the more cautious, this can induce genuine fear. Furthermore, MLsalt is filled with nationals from around the world so the B-word brings extra uncertainty, not to mention the fear of being unwelcome on this beautiful island; one that on the whole celebrates differences – well at least in my echo chamber!

So this WMHD, ML salt settled on the theme of ‘The Art of Thrival: how to thrive in this certain uncertain world.’ salties passionately took part in co-creating a video of tips they adopt when they feel uncertain to share with others; we created a Wall of Wellbeing to help salties access coping tools and mechanisms to feel more stable; we launched Thoughtful Thursdays to equip salties with moments of mindfulness, escaping from the scary. I’ll be hosting a panel event at MadWorld Summit, with M&S, FarFetch and HSBC among others to talk about the practical stuff: evidence of what successful companies are doing to help underpin their mental health talk with long term programmes for driving change.

And it’s not just happening in the workplace. My son’s school this week announced a series of activities on WMHD to educate young minds around mental health. If our schools and 8 year olds can figure it out – how to talk about what is fearful, uncertain and not so positive – I’m sure we can too. WMHD is one day in the calendar year where the spotlight is shone on this taboo. Wouldn’t it be great if we made this less of a one day wonder, a ‘mentalwash’ extravaganza, and more of a longer term commitment to take the fear out of supporting open cultures in the workplace, the pessimist tag away from those who perhaps are struggling with coping day to day, and the pursuit of better in an area that quite frankly should be a no brainer?

Here’s to a kaizen World Mental Health Day, wishing you all well and a better pursuit of mental fitness.

Nicky Young, Group Managing Director, MullenLowe salt

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